Emergency Medicine News

Dr. Moorhead Assumes ABEM Presidency

John C. Moorhead

John C. Moorhead, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine Professor, has assumed the office of President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Moorhead has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004, was elected to the Executive Finance Committee in 2010, and was elected to the office of President-Elect in August 2011. Since 1996, he has served ABEM in a variety of capacities, including as an oral examiner and item writer. Dr. Moorhead serves on ABEM's Academic Affairs Committee, Executive Finance Committee, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee, Test Administration Committee, and Test Development Committee. He also represents ABEM on a number of external committees, including the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), its MOC Committee and Task Force on Health and Public Policy; the Board of Directors of the Research and Education Foundation; and the American College of Emergency Physicians' Quality and Performance Committee.

Dr. Moorhead received his medical degree in 1975 from Queens University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 1978 at Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Dr. Moorhead's interests are in the areas of administration, trauma services, medical education and health policy. To honor Dr. Moorhead's contributions to emergency medicine, emergency medical services, medical education, and health policy, OHSU established an endowment fund in his name. The fund will sponsor a leading educator in emergency medicine to help shape and develop generations of emergency physicians for years to come.

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. Its mission is to protect the public by promoting and sustaining the integrity, quality, and standards of training in and practice of Emergency Medicine. ABEM is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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